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Changes relating to assessing the grounds for opening insolvency proceedings according to the IDW draft standard 11 (IDW ES 11)

On 8.1.2021, the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer, IDW) published a revised version of its draft for standard […]

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Treatment by employers of unvaccinated employees

Now that employees in many companies in Germany are able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by their company doctors, this is giving hope to employers […]

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Company cars while working from home – Employees are able to reduce their taxable usage benefit

When employees also use company cars for private purposes, normally, they have to pay tax every month on a lump sum of 1% of the gross list price of […]

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Dashboards as cockpits for gaining a quick over- view of the interrelationships within a business

It is not just the corona crisis but also technological developments that are adding to the desire of investors, banks and shareholders or family […]

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Recognition for tax purposes of maintenance payments for children over the age of 25 years

Many students typically have part-time jobs whilst they are studying, e.g., in the restaurant and catering industry or in the area of events. Over the […]

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Partnerships with option for corporation tax – Draft legislation has been put forward

The Federal Government presented a draft Act on the Modernisation of Corporation Tax Law on 17.3.2021. This also aims to internationalise corporation […]

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Important changes resulting from the Third Coronavirus Tax-Related Assistance Act

On 5.3.2021, the Bundesrat (upper house of German parliament) passed the Third Coronavirus Tax-Related Assistance Act. A key aspect in terms of the […]

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Coronavirus-induced suspension of VAT on in-kind donations

In-kind donations are generally subject to VAT if the items had been previously purchased with input tax deductions. It is therefore not uncommon that […]

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Extension of easier access to short-time work

Companies that have introduced short-time work by 30 June 2021 can participate in the facilitations for access to short-time benefits. This is the […]

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On the admissibility of coronavirus-induced rent reductions

In recent decisions on commercial lease agreements, two Higher Regional Courts (Oberlandesgericht, OLG) simultaneously ruled on adjustments made to […]

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Easter 2021: Further extension of Covid 19 tax aid!

The Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) announced further extensions of “Covid‑19” tax relief in a letter dated 18 March 2021. According to this letter, […]

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Cross-border commuters and Covid 19: Applicable social security law

Commuters crossing borders who, due to the so-called ‘Covid restrictions’, are temporarily unable or only sporadically able to reach their place of […]

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Special regulation due to the Covid 19 pandemic: Submission deadline for 2019 tax returns extended!

15 February 2021 marked the passing of a law extending the deadline for the submission of tax returns by tax advisors and the interest-free grace […]

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Will coronavirus cause the home office to become a permanent establishment?

In view of the global pandemic, in some cases, employees are working exclusively from a home office (HO). If an employee lives in another country then […]

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OECD guidance on the coronavirus implications for transfer pricing

It is essential for businesses that operate internationally to continuously examine the transfer pricing rules. New situations such as, in particular, […]

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Adaptation of rental payments due to COVID-19-induced measures

To mitigate business closures during the pandemic, German lawmakers have decided to bolster the negotiation options of commercial tenants and lessees. […]

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The 2020 Annual Tax Act – Important changes trelating to various types of tax and the tightening of criminal law for tax offences

On 18.12.2020, the Bundesrat (upper house of the German parliament) approved the 2020 Annual Tax Act. Its aim is to continue to alleviate the burdens […]

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SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Covid Occupational Health Regulation) launched

The Federal Government and federal states have agreed to extend the lockdown until 14 February 2021 and to further step up measures to fight […]

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Unilateral imposition of short-time working in an individual employment relationship

Even if the pre-conditions for entitlement to the short-time working allowance have been satisfied it is only possible to unilaterally impose […]

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Coronavirus effects for transfer prices – Reviewing and adjustment requirements

Multinational groups of companies have to grapple not just with the challenges of national tax law, but also the effects on their transfer pricing […]

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